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My rat's tumour is so big now it is impeding her movement.

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My rat's tumour is so big now it is impeding her movement.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is your rat's name and age?
Customer: Petal aged two and a half years.
JA: What is the rat's name?
Customer: Petal
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: She has always been fine in her demeanour, eating and playing.
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm so sorry to hear Petal has this issue.

You are welcome to send me a photo to assess the growth.

Has a vet seen it and is surgery an option?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.

Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I shall certainly.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

A large tumour can impede movement, become infected and cause pain.

A surgery may be advised, either to debulk the tumour (make it smaller and less of a hindrance) or remove it completely if this is possible.

It is best to see a vet in person to discuss this and make a plan.